Red Arrow acquires majority stake in Karga Seven

Munich-based Red Arrow Entertainment Group aims to expand its presence in the U.S. market by acquiring a majority stake in Booze Traveler (pictured) producer Karga Seven Pictures.
November 11, 2015

Munich-based Red Arrow Entertainment Group has taken a majority stake in Los Angeles-based producer Karga Seven Pictures.

The move is the latest step in the ProSiebenSat.1-owned company’s ongoing expansion in the U.S. market, where it owns stakes in Half Yard Productions, Nerd TV, Kinetic Content, Fabrik Entertainment and Left/Right Productions.

Founded in 2008 by Sarah Wetherbee, Emre Sahin and Kelly McPherson, Karga Seven has produced more than 300 hours of unscripted and scripted programming, including the Realscreen Award-winning Booze Traveler (pictured) for Travel Channel, How Booze Built America with Mike Rowe for Discovery Channel, Hunting Hitler for History and Futurescape with James Woods for Science Channel.

Wetherbee, Sahin and McPherson will continue to head up the company, which will have worldwide distribution through Red Arrow sales arm, Red Arrow International.

“We love their approach to development and production, share a common collaborative spirit, and feel that we can achieve real U.S. and global growth together,” said Red Arrow Entertainment Group CEO Jan Frouman in a statement.

“In Jan and his team, we immediately recognized kindred spirits who shared a similar vision, creatively and for the future,” added Wetherbee. “Red Arrow’s track record speaks for itself. Their global reach will play a key role in us expanding our scripted and unscripted footprint across various platforms. We’re beyond excited to be part of the team.”

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.